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Our fleet: Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ4 Dualjet car review - November 2015

Suzuki Swift
Suzuki
BIK List Price
£13,044
Suzuki Swift BIK list price
BIK Percentage
18%
Suzuki Swift BIK Percent
CO2
99g/km
Suzuki Swift CO2
Combined MPG
65.7
Suzuki Swift MPG

Review

Part of the appeal of the Suzuki Swift lies in its value for money. You might not have the roomiest or most comfortable small car, but you certainly get a lot for your £12,699.

Using a pence-per-mile running cost calculation, the Swift works out at 23.83ppm over four years/80,000 miles, compared with a Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Titanium, at 25.62p.

It’s true that Ford might be able to offer a fleet a bigger discount for volume on a Fiesta than Suzuki would, as a smaller player in the market.But even so, the Fiesta is £15,795 on the road, so Ford would need to reach deep into its pockets to offset the Swift’s £3,000-plus price advantage.

And, of course, pricing the Fiesta to match the Swift’s level of equipment is likely to make the gap more difficult to close.

Add navigation (which is combined with a Sony audio upgrade) to the Fiesta (£400), electric rear windows (£175), the convenience pack (which includes keyless entry and push-button start for £425) and a rear centre headrest (£50) and the Fiesta’s price rises to £16,845.

What the Suzuki doesn’t offer at the moment are some safety features that are available as options on the Fiesta, such as autonomous emergency braking, which can be selected for £200.

Top Speed
103mph
Suzuki Swift Top Speed
VED band
E
Suzuki Swift Ved
Fuel Type
Petrol
Suzuki Swift Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : N/A
4 Year 80k : N/A
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : N/A
4 Year 80k : N/A

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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